First day of spring followed by ‘super worm moon’

Posted at 10:26 PM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-21 00:27:22-04

We had two astronomical events in one day on Wednesday.

Not only was it the Vernal Equinox, or the first day of spring, but we also got to see the “super worm moon.”

The moon appears larger than a normal full moon and comes with a much more interesting name.

​The “super worm moon” is a combination of two different events: a supermoon and a worm moon.

The worm moon is the name given to the full moon that occurs in March.

A supermoon is a moon that occurs when the moon is closest to earth in its orbit.

The “super worm moon” is the last supermoon of 2019, so you may want to head outside and take a look!